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National League Game Summary - Chicago at Cincinnati



(Tuesday, April 23rd)

Final Score: Chicago 4, Cincinnati 2 (10 innings)

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Darwin Barney hit a solo homer in the 10th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

After Joey Votto tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth off Carlos Marmol (2-1), Barney smashed his first homer of the year into the left field seats.

"I got ahead in the count and he has a really good split fastball," said Barney. "I was looking for something to drive and fortunately I got one."

The Cubs added an insurance run two hitters later. Julio Borbon reached on a weak grounder before moving to second on Corky Miller's throwing error. Borbon stole third and Dave Sappelt followed with a base hit to center to make it 4-2.

The Reds put two runners on with one out in the bottom of the 10th, but Kevin Gregg got Zack Cozart to fly out to right before fanning Votto to seal the win. It was Gregg's first save of the season.

Manny Parra (0-1) was saddled with the loss after giving up Barney's homer.

"I've said it before that if you don't come all the way back on a comeback and make the most of your opportunities, it's not going to work out too good for you," said Reds manager Dusty Baker.

Chicago plated a pair of runs in the second inning. Soriano opened the inning with a base hit to left before stealing both second and third base. Scott Hairston followed with a sacrifice fly to left, and Cody Ransom homered to right to give the Cubs a 2-0 edge.

It was the Ransom's first at-bat as a member of the Cubs. He was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres earlier this week.

Heisey put the Reds on the board with a leadoff homer in the third.

In the ninth, Shin-Soo Choo walked, then moved to second on Zack Cozart's sacrifice bunt. Marmol replaced starter Carlos Villanueva after that, and promptly surrendered an RBI base hit to Votto.

Marmol walked a pair of batters around a Jay Bruce strikeout to put two on with two outs, but was able to get Heisey to groundout to Ransom at the third to end the threat.

Villanueva, who gave up just one run on three hits over 8 1/3 innings, has been spectacular this season. He has allowed no more than two earned runs over fourth starts, but a lack of run support has only allowed the righty to notch one win this season.

Game Notes

The Cubs had dropped four straight ... Ransom became the first Cub to homer in his first at-bat since Starlin Castro did so on May 7, 2010 in Cincinnati ... Castro had a 14-game hitting streak snapped ... Choo has reached base in all 20 games he has appeared in this season ... Tony Cingrani allowed two runs on five hits over seven frames. He struck out nine without walking a batter.

04/24 01:06:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR